Missouri Genealogy

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  • Missouri African American Records
  • Missouri Cemetery Records
  • Missouri Census Records
  • Missouri Counties
    • Missouri County Map
  • Missouri Immigration and Emigration Records
    • St. Louis Naturalization Records, 1816 – 1955
      Immigrants to Missouri primarily emigrated from European countries, including England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, Belgium, Austria, Romania, Hungary, Switzerland, Prussia, Germany, and various German principalities including Hanover, Bavaria, and Saxony . They filed their naturalization papers to become citizens in county courts across the state. The information contained in the naturalization records includes name, native city and/or native country, date of record, court of application (county court, circuit court, Supreme Court), and microfilm location for copy of full entry (reel number, volume and page numbers).
  • Missouri Land Records
    • Missouri State Land Patent Search
      During the nineteenth century, the United States government, by various acts of Congress, donated some 6.5 million acres of federal land in Missouri directly to the state. This public domain land was then sold by the state, with profits designated for various internal projects or improvements. The state, rather than the federal government, issued the land patents, verifying title and ownership to the parcels sold, for purchased sections of this donated land. The patents list the name of the person(s) who acquired the land, the purchase date and patent date, as well as a legal land description including township and range, name of county, and number of acres sold. The Land Patents database contains over 35,500 transcribed patents containing information from the state-issued land patents which can be useful in placing an individual in a specific location at a specific time. The information contained in the land patent database includes name of purchaser, county, date of purchase, legal land description, and microfilm location for copy of full entry (reel number, volume and page number).
  • Military Records
  • Missouri Native American Records
  • Missouri Newspapers
    • Border Star Newspaper
      This collection includes issues of the Border Star newspaper published weekly in Westport, Missouri from the years 1858 to 1860, covering various concerns of Westport, especially slavery.
    • Columbia Missourian 1929, 1969-1975
      This collection includes issues of the Columbia Missourian daily newspaper for the year 1929 and from January 2, 1966 through December 31,1975.
    • Daily Evening Herald and Commercial Advertiser
      The Daily Evening Herald was an early newspaper in St. Louis, Missouri. The materials in this collection cover June-October of 1835.
    • Far West
      The Far West newspaper was published weekly in Liberty, Missouri from August 11, 1836 to October 6, 1836.
    • Hannibal Clipper
      The issues from this Hannibal, Missouri newspaper are from 1874-1875 and 1877.
    • Hannibal Courier-Post
      These images are from the October 1935 issues of this daily newspaper published in Hannibal, Missouri.
    • Liberty Tribune
      A newspaper from Clay County, Missouri covering the years 1846-1848, 1852-1867, 1869-1878, 1880, 1882, and 1883.
    • Phelps County New Era
      Missouri University of Science and Technology has digitized the Phelps County New Era for 1875-1878; issues are displayed here.
    • Rolla New Era
      • Part 1
        April 10, 1880 to March 13, 1897: Intermittant
      • Part 2
        January 5, 1889 to December 26, 1896
      • Part 3
        January 1, 1887 to December 31, 1887
    • St. Louis Christian Advocate
      The St. Louis Christian Advocate Newspaper was published weekly by a committee of ministers for the Methodist Episcopal Church South in St. Louis. This collection covers August 22, 1857 through October 22, 1879.
    • St. Louis Palladium
      Issues from this African-American newspaper document St. Louis in 1904
  • Missouri Vital Records

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Missouri Statewide Genealogy at Ancestry

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Missouri County Specific Genealogy at Ancestry

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United States GenWeb Project

Adair, Andrew, Atchison, Audrain, Barry, Barton, Bates, Benton, Bollinger, Boone, Buchanan, Butler, Caldwell, Callaway, Camden, Cape Girardeau, Carroll, Carter, Cass, Cedar, Chariton, Christian, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Cole, Cooper, Crawford, Dade , Dallas, Daviess, DeKalb, Dent, Douglas, Dunklin, Franklin, Gasconade, Gentry, Greene, Grundy, Harrison, Henry , Hickory, Holt, Howard, Howell, Iron, Jackson, Jasper , Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Laclede, Lafayette, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Linn, Livingston , Macon , Madison, Maries, Marion, McDonald, Mercer, Miller, Mississippi , Moniteau, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, New Madrid , Newton, Nodaway, Oregon, Osage, Ozark, Pemiscot, Perry , Pettis, Phelps, Pike, Platte, Polk, Pulaski, Putnam, Ralls, Randolph, Ray, Reynolds, Ripley, St. Charles, St. Clair, St. Francois, St. Louis, Ste. Genevieve, Saline, Schuyler, Scotland, Scott , Shannon, Shelby, Stoddard, Stone, Sullivan, Taney, Texas, Vernon, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Webster, Worth, Wright.

American History and Genealogy Project

Adair, Buchanan, Carter, Dent, Iron, Jasper, Morgan, Oregon, Putnam, Reynolds.

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